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Unlike the similar term ‘facetious’, which expresses an inappropriate form of humour or playfulness, ‘jocose’ tends to be used in a positive sense. It suggests something inclusive and suitable.
Frank’s jocose manner made the client feel at ease and it led to a productive meeting.
At times I felt that the jocosity of the movie’s script got in the way of telling the story.
Susan has such a charming jocoseness about her that it’s impossible not to like her.